You can start working with Twine 2 in two main ways. Although you can use more than one way at a time, the stories you create will not be shared between them. You can still export and import your stories between them, of course – it is just a manual process.
Point your web browser to http://twinery.org/2 to get started. If you're using a tablet, then this is the only way that will work, though you can bookmark this address or add it to your home screen (iOS directions, Android directions).
This has the advantage of being able to work on your stories even when not connected to the Internet. You can download a local copy of Twine 2 from the homepage. Once you unzip the archive you download, you can put the resulting folder anywhere you'd like on your computer.
To get started, just start the application that you find inside the folder (on Windows this is the
Twine.exe file and on Linux it is just called
Older versions of Twine 2 do not contain an executable but a file called
index.html. To get started here, open
index.html inside the folder.
This reportedly does not work using Internet Explorer on Windows. Firefox, Chrome, or Opera do not have this problem, however.